Hero (n): a person, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
As my application journey gradually comes to a (happy) end, I would like to say a few words about the unspoken and uncelebrated heroes of this process. The people who made my application what it was, gave me invaluable advice, encouraged me to push myself harder and most of all, ensured that I kept sharing my journey regardless of the emotions I was feeling. These people are my new friends, potential classmates and fellow MBA application bloggers 🙂 Bet you didn’t see that coming 😛
When I started this blog, I was scared, frustrated and very lonely (the kind of lonely you get when you have to take a journey alone, you know you want to get the destination and have people waiting for you there just as you have people sending you off from your current location but no one who was actually going through the same journey with you).
Usually, when you talk about friends, you talk about how you met but I can’t tell you how I met these peeps. They just appeared one day and I became part of one of the most amazing communities I never knew existed. I was getting emails, advice even ebooks without asking from people who were going through the same process as myself. It felt like I was in the best business school in the world and if my classmates in business school are as selfless, collaborative and generous as my fellow bloggers, then I’ve scored a perfect 10 on the social aspect of my goal for business school.
From experience, I can tell you that it is way easier to be nice and collaborative when things are going well and according to plan. When you fail (a ding in this case), it is much more difficult to share that with others and still encourage others that are still in the process. But these guys did that, shared their stories of failure and showed their battle scars to all of us.
I’ve been impressed, encouraged, inspired and awed by these people, its only fair to say THANK YOU before the end of the journey. People, please give a standing ovation to these heroes of mine:
P.S: peeps, we have to meet at some point after our admission journeys have ended but before we begin the actual MBA journey.
P.P.S: There are probably some bloggers I’ve missed here, I’m very sorry. I plan to update as soon as I remember :). Also, I’m very proud of my readers 😀